To no one’s surprise, Senate health care bill only makes matters worse

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” doesn’t provide better care for anyone.

Opinion | Ralph Nader

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A range of judgments from a composite still-loyal Trump voter.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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Unfiltered and unleashed in Iowa, Trump told his story.


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The wish of the voters as expressed on the ballot deserves a certain respect and deference.


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Mayor Walsh’s proposed shelter in Newmarket could ease epidemics of opioids and homelessness.


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Under Kalanick, Uber has grown into a sprawling epitome of tech-world excess.


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The flag has become a flashpoint and symbol of division, just as it was during the anti-Vietnam War protest era.

Opinion | Elissa Ely

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I used to worry about patients. Now, I worry about the EMR.

Opinion | R. Michael Baiada

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The airlines would rather blame the weather, the government, and air traffic control.

Dan Wasserman

The secret Republican health care plan

Dr. McConnell is here to answer all your questions.

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Where conditions are harsh, a shelter is offered

Mayor Walsh’s efforts to provide supports to a troubled neighborhood have drawn attention.


In the language of addiction, ‘abuse’ has no place

“Since it has no agreed-upon meaning, it has become a useless, inaccurate term.” — Dr. Richard Saitz


Idea of safe injection facilities is absurd at its core

“Sometimes our liberal residents amaze me with their ideas.” — Bob Glendon

Michael A. Cohen

GOP’s demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

Democrats are integrating GOP attacks against her.

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Big Data: 1 millimeter

Dressmakers may have superior 3-D vision.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

A small fiasco inside a colossal fiasco

In Afghanistan, the United States and its allies have been bungling the easy stuff for years.

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